The '''Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts''', also known as '''MCLA''', is a public, residential, liberal arts college
that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in North Adams, Massachusetts
, it is part of the state university system of Massachusetts.
It is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
. Originally established as part of the state's normal school
system for training teachers, it now offers a wide variety of programs leading to Bachelor of Science
and Bachelor of Arts|Arts
degrees, as well as a Master's degree|Master